Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo set a new world record after scoring a brace in Portugal’s 2-1 World Cup qualifying win over the Republic of Ireland.
Ronaldo broke the world record for the most goals scored in international football after scoring his 110th and 111th goals for Portugal.
Ronaldo scored two late headers – to break and extend the record – after he had a penalty saved by Gavin Bazunu.
While celebrating his late goal, Ronaldo took off his shirt and he received a booking in injury-time for his celebrations.
Ronaldo’s yellow card earned him a suspension and he will now miss Portugal’s trip to Azerbajian for their second World Cup qualifier next week, which was due to take place on Tuesday.
Many believe Ronaldo got his suspension on purpose, but the United hero has revealed that it was pure emotions and he clearly forgot.
He said: “I forgot. It’s the emotion of the game. Maybe the coach will give me a hard time, but it doesn’t matter. The important thing was to help the team. I’m sorry, but the emotions speak louder.”
Portugal boss Fernando Santos was quick to heap praise on his talisman after the full-time whistle and chose not to chide him.
Fernando Santos said: “Obviously, we are all pleased with his record. There is no Portuguese person who is not pleased to see him as the top scorer of international goals ever.”